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Using Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Identify Biomarkers of Skin Picking Behavior in PWS

Funded Year: 2023

In previous research, Dr. Hall has found that altered internal bodily cues (interoceptive processes), such as pain, itch, and sensual touch, may be involved in skin picking behavior in PWS. Here, he will employ a sophisticated brain imaging method called functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), which allows brain activity to be measured...

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